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Interview with footballski.fr about Polish football

Written on Wrzesień 12, 2014 at 11:43 am, by

I answered some questions for the excellent French language website Footballski.fr which deals with football in Eastern Europe.  I present the English version here – it was a chance for me to clarify my views on a number of different issues, the Polish FA, fan culture in Poland and the enigmatic Zbigniew Boniek.  Read on for […]

Under the radar: Ruch Chorzów and the Europa League

Written on Sierpień 22, 2014 at 6:18 pm, by

It’s been a hectic month in the world of Polish football.  First there was the administrative error which led Legia to be excluded from the Champions League, then there was the failure of Lech Poznań to beat Icelandic part-timers Stjarnan FC in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League.  Both of these events have filled countless […]

The night Piotr Grzelczak outdid Messi

Written on Kwiecień 5, 2014 at 10:08 pm, by

The first time I heard about Piotr Grzelczak was in the middle of a cold Polish January.  My Polish side Polonia Warsaw were in dire straits at the time with a host of players being forced to leave the club due to the empty pockets of former owner Ireneusz Król.  That winter all the players […]

Football, elites and the stage, the case of Adolf Dymsza

Written on Luty 22, 2014 at 2:09 pm, by

Adolf Dymsza, holding a bouquet of flowers on the football pitch Football ever since it became a mass sport has always attracted famous fans.  Presidents and prime ministers are present at important matches hoping to bask in the residual glow of success and a host of celebrity hangers on hope to do the same.  Of […]

Three Polish talents to watch in 2014

Written on Styczeń 15, 2014 at 10:53 pm, by

In the first ever guestpost here on Rightbankwarsaw I pass the reins over to Stephen Pollard who gives his three Polish players to watch in 2014. Łukasz Teodorczyk (Lech Poznań)  When Latvian goal-machine Artjioms Rudnevs left western Poland for Germany at the start of last season, there was a lot of uneasiness among the Lech faithful regarding […]